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Wellness Wednesday: 5 Daily Habits that Keep me Fit

January 15, 2020

 One of the most-asked questions I get is about my fitness routine. I love that you guys are all so interested in my routine because it’s something I’m really passionate about. And although I do love sharing my workouts and tips, ultimately, I think it boils down to forming small habits that can make a big impact. Once you master the small things you’ll feel ready and able to crush your fitness goals! To help you get started building these habits, I have 5 things that I thought I’d share that I think have made a big impact on my ability to make sweating a consistent part of my daily routine.

 

1 // Drinking lots of water

Staying hydrated is so, so important. Any time I take a group class or work with a trainer, they’re always emphasizing how important it is to make sure I have a water bottle with me 24/7. I love this option from lululemon for this reason – it keeps your drink hot for up to nine hours or cold for up to 24 and is perfect for commuting. Staying hydrated helps your muscles recover, which is necessary to make it to the gym multiple days a week.

 

2 // At least 8 hours of sleep

I know some of you moms are looking at me like I’m crazy, and I get it! This wasn’t always the case when the kids were babies but sleep has always been a priority for me so I could feel rested and ready to get in a workout the next day. When you’re tired it’s really easy to talk yourself out of things, so be sure to get the rest you need to kill it in the gym!

3 // Working out

In order to get to a place where working out doesn’t feel like a chore, you have to start building it into your routine. Even if that means starting small with walks and playing with the kids. Something that always motivates me is getting new activewear from lululemon. Something about their workout clothes just gets me excited – like their buttery-soft Align pants. Wow. If you haven’t tried these yet, you absolutely have to! Plus they’re super flattering and very comfortable, which I love. And this cropped short sleeve top – my favorite style right now – goes perfectly with high rise bottoms. Throw this pullover on after you’re done sweating and you’re good to go!

4 // Eat food packed with nutrients

Food choices are really what matters the most when it comes to getting and staying fit. If you want to see progress, you have to make sure you’re eating nutrient-dense foods like leafy greens and lean proteins. Smoothies are a fantastic way to sneak in lots of greens like spinach and kale, while big bowls with quinoa, chicken and more greens are one of my favorites for lunch and dinner. Remember the 70/30 rule weight loss/management is 70 percent the foods you eat, and 30 percent exercise! Eating the right healthy foods is so important!

5 // Aim for a 12-14 hour window of no eating/fasting

OK, I know this might sound crazy at face value, but intermittent fasting is such a powerful tool for getting and staying fit. This amount of time may sound difficult but most of it is actually sleeping! Think about it – be done eating by 8 pm and don’t eat again until 10 am – boom, there’s your 14-hour window right there!

This time of year is such a great time to rethink your fitness goals and make getting in a daily sweat session a priority! I’m happy to help, so let me know if you have any questions about daily habits, recipes, my favorite workout gear (lululemon ;)) or anything else fitness related!

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  1. Do you recommend exercising every single day? I go to the gym and enjoy HIIT classes. I have recently put on weight and am determined to eat tons of veggies and watch calorie intake. I also fast. I think I was eating whatever I wanted instead of following the 70/30 rule. I’m in good shape, just need to tone it up and watch my wine and food intake. Any tips are appreciated! You are my inspiration on this journey. Loose it app says I’ll be to my goal weight by April 30th with my habits. Feel free to email me!

    • I like to exercise about 5x week and follow the fab 4 when it comes to food (that I leanred from Be Well by Kelly — always trying to make sure each meal consists of Fat, Fiber, Protein & Greens. You can also check out my Wellness category on the blog for detailed posts on what I eat in a week, etc! Thanks for being here!